Businesses, advises Clearswift.com, need to train employees to protect the data they have access to from hackers and other security intruders.
“A well-trained employee should be able to answer the three data security questions, ‘What’, ‘Where’ and ‘How’:
“• What data is considered valuable to the business (and therefore to cybercriminals)?
“• Where is this valuable data stored?
“• How might this data be targeted? ”
If an employer’s answer to this guidance is, “What are you, nuts?”, he or she has lost the data security war before it starts.
It’s critical to “understand the tactics that cybercriminals use, and how to defend against them.” This isn’t a typewriter world any longer, hasn’t been for a long time.